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years especially for evin who had been over in scotland, what influence he and norman fought as opposed to what ralf and arthur -- >> it was huge. i mean, world war i was just unbelievable. i mean, 1.8 million germans, 1.7 million russians, 1.4 million frenchmen, just the deaf even in the u.s., you know, the u.s. lost about 50,000, but really the fighting only lasted for six months. they were losing 820 men a day. that's just unbelievable. you know, evan was over in scotland, and then also and london a little bit, and she saw what it was like to see men come home without limbs and things like that, and also what it was like to be in london when the bombs were falling, but every man response to violence and every culture responds in different ways, he was actually wounded on the western front and recuperated in these hospitals, but he remained proud of what he had done and father was the right thing until the end of the war she was disillusioned, so i think that and they were well aware of how devastating the violence was but i don't find predictably drove them when we or another. but th
at a quarry in scotland. but many, as a matter of principle refused alternative service as well and were sent to prison. more than 6,000 young english men went to prison during the war. the largest number of people up to that point in time ever imprisoned for political reasons if a western democracy. they served their sentences in places like wansworth here in southwest london. the metal netting you see is to prevent people from committing suicide. prison conditions were extremely harsh. prisoners lived under what was called a rule of silence where you were not allowed to talk to your fellow prisoners. they found ways around it. tapping on cell walls and whispering to people. to live several years under those conditions was tough. the diet was terrible. there was a shortage of coal. prisons were very cold. many people died in prison. so, i was fascinated by these war resistors. for the longest time i could not figure out how from a story-telling point of view i was doing to get the resistors and the generals into the same book. i didn't want to do just a series of portraits of one and series
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